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“Good, traditional Indian food”
Review of Gate of India - CLOSED

Gate of India
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: BH14 0JT 01202 717061
challenger08
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Good, traditional Indian food”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Gate of India come out as being one the better restaurants in Poole. I tried it on a weekday evening in January. Restaurant was quiet when I arrived but soon became busier. Clearly Gate of India has a lot of people returning judging by the conversations and greetings between the staff and patrons.
I received a warm welcome from the staff who remained attentive throughout. They willingly adapted a dish for me without any problem. Food was very good without being exceptional. Prices reasonable.
Decor is traditional and looking a little worn in places.
This struck me as being a good, reliable and traditional Indian restaurant - no bells and whistles, just doing what it does, and doing it well.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank challenger08
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Favourite local!”
Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

Always great value and a good meal, bit quiet which surprised us for New Year's Eve which was as shame. Be back soon though!

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Mojacar, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

This is a very good value restaurant. Food was good and service was great. Menu had quite a few different dishes on it.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Tracy A
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Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of or if not the best indian food we've had”
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

Took some friends there had a great welcome and an amazing meal Thank you .
Look forward to our next time.

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1 Thank Dale J
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good, not great!”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

A nice welcome from the owner. Decor rather seventies. Good range of food on the menu and inexpensive. Food was tasty if unimaginative. Motor paneer was made with slices of melted cheddar - not paneer, and that was my only complaint. Alcohol was reasonably priced. Service was very pleasant and food warmers were provided. There was a pleasant buzz in the rooms from other diners. Much better food than two doors away at "Mint". I'd go back. If you want creative Indian food, go to Rajasthan on Penn Hill Road though.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank jessicaennis
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